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Goodfellows of Lee County Helping Over 300 Families For Christmas This Week

Goodfellows of Lee County Helping Over 300 Families For Christmas This Week

Things can be tough for some families, especially around the holidays. Everyone wants to have their children wake up Christmas morning and have presents under the tree waiting to be opened. The Goodfellows of Lee County have been doing what they can to make sure everyone has a Christmas.  On Monday they began their annual…

Tourism Has Big Impact on Sauk Valley Economy, Maintaining it is the Tricky Part

Tourism Has Big Impact on Sauk Valley Economy, Maintaining it is the Tricky Part

Tourism has become a vital and important part of the future for the Sauk Valley. The economic impact cannot be denied. This past year, according to Director of the Blackhawk Water Ways Convention and Visitors Bureau Diane Bausman over $170 million tourism dollars were brought to the Sauk Valley. Bausman said the future has challenges…

Demmer Named Legislator of the Year by the CBHA

Demmer Named Legislator of the Year by the CBHA

In recognition of his advocacy on behalf of some of Illinois’ most vulnerable residents, State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) has been named Legislator of the Year by the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association (CBHA) of Illinois. Demmer was nominated for the award by the staff and administration of Sinnissippi Centers, Inc., a community-based behavioral healthcare system…

Rum Rum Rudolph Event to Help PADS

Rum Rum Rudolph Event to Help PADS

Grab your friends and your favorite holiday attire and join others downtown for some holiday fun! The event is called Rum Rum Rudolph. The 8 downtown bars will have drink specials, games, and prizes!  All of it may be fun, but, it is also to help out a worthy cause. Sing up your team of…

Local Sports

Oregon Boys Bowling Rolls to Win, Dixon Falls Short to Royal Lions

Oregon Boys Bowling Rolls to Win, Dixon Falls Short to Royal Lions

In Boys Bowling, Rockford Christian picked up a close win against Dixon Tuesday night. All games were decided by 37 pins or fewer. The Royal Lions won the match  3377-3298. The Dukes were led by Junior Trevor White with a match high game of 234 and match high series of 639. Senior Jon Rivera added…

Dixon Bowling Sweeps LP and Sterling

Dixon Bowling Sweeps LP and Sterling

In Boys Bowling, the Dixon Dukes come out on top of the Sterling Golden Warriors Monday night at Plum Hollow by a score of 3138-2885. Dixon was led by senior Jon Rivera who led both high game and high series with a 257 game and 583 series. Rivera was called up to bowl varsity last…

Music News

Jason Mraz sings to sick fan awaiting organ transplant

Jason Mraz sings to sick fan awaiting organ transplant

ABC/Randy HolmesJason Mraz delivered a surprise serenade to a sick Missouri fan Sunday. The singer showed up at 18-year-old Madison Taliaferro’s St. Louis hospital bed and performed his songs “I’m Yours” and “Have It All.” The teen suffers from cystic fibrosis and has been awaiting a double-lung transplant. Madison’s mom, Desiree Taliaferro, shared two videos…

Turn back time: Cher is writing her life story

Turn back time: Cher is writing her life story

Slaven Vlasic/Getty ImagesIt’s been quite a year for Cher and her fans: the 72-year-old living icon co-starred alongside Meryl Streep in the hit sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. She was also the subject of a Broadway musical that debuted in December called The Cher Show. She was even gracious enough to explain some of her often funny, always…

“The Voice” recap: Adam Levine loses his last artist as four contestants are eliminated

“The Voice” recap: Adam Levine loses his last artist as four contestants are eliminated

NBC/Tyler GoldenOn Tuesday’s episode of The Voice, the eight artists who performed Monday learned that Team Adam Levine’s Reagan Strange; Team Jennifer Hudson’s MaKenzie Thomas; and Team Kelly Clarkson’s Kymberlie Joye and Sarah Grace were sent home. Strange and Thomas were eliminated at the end of the one-hour results show. They lost an “Instant Save”…

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